So you see the quilt blocks twirling -
Of course, it was at Chancellorsville that General Lee lost his right hand man Stonewall Jackson, who actually was mortally wounded by his own men at dark as he & his men rode the Orange Plank Road planning a counterattack for the next day.
It was a turning point for the war favoring the North.
The town of Vicksburg, Mississippi lays high on a bluff along the river. After many failures, Grant decided that the only way to win Vicksburg was by a prolonged siege of the city.
The siege began in late May & lasted until July 4th of 1863; a few days later Grant & his Union forces had taken complete control of the Mississippi Rive & cut off the states of Texas, Arkansas, & Louisiana from the rest of the Confederacy.
The tides of war were turning.
See the city surrounded in the quilt??
I will post the winners later day!!